Game Changers: 5 Fast-Forward Global Innovations

A round-up of technologies shaping the healthcare space 1. Red pill, blue pill, digital pill… It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but ingestible pill sensors are here and being touted for treating a wide range of conditions, as well as health and wellness monitoring. These pills contain sensors that tell caregivers when and if you’ve taken medication - ideal...

Technology For the Ages: ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’

Dr. Alex Mihailidis
When I think about the technologies revolutionizing our world, it’s amazing to see how they keep evolving. We’ve come a long, long way from dial-up internet and flip phones (though I suspect more than a few of us would confess a nostalgia for Pong, the first video game), and you’d be right to think that “we ain’t seen nothing...

Age of Disruption: Boomers Take On Aging and Healthcare

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Baby Boomers have left an indelible imprint upon everything from popular culture to science and technology, business and key issues such as women’s rights, sexism and civil rights. Now they are breaking down one of the last remaining obstacles in their path: aging. Loosely defined as those people born in the post-war period stretching from 1946 to 1964, Boomers comprise...

Since You Asked: By the Numbers

Dr. Elaine Chin
Staying Healthy is Up to Doctor You The question: Why is it important to know my lab numbers and how can I use them to benefit my overall health? Dr. Chin: Information is power. If you’re looking for a picture of your true total health and what the future may hold, it’s all in your numbers. What numbers? Your health numbers revealed by...

Click – Welcome To The YouAreUnltd Online Community: May 2018

Click is about community. This is your space. We invite you and your organization to share ideas, news, events, feedback, photos, social media posts and more. Email editorial@youareunltd.com or tap into our social media channels.  Let the Games Begin The Canada 55+ Games is celebrating its 20th anniversary. With a focus on promoting wellness, the Canadian Senior Games Association has more...

Cars Have Sensors, So Why Can’t Wheelchairs?

Braze Mobility gives wheelchair users a new “sense” of independence “A lifesaver.” That’s what powered wheelchair user Herman Witlox calls Braze Mobility’s obstacle-detection system, a new-to-market technology that transforms a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair. Witlox helped beta-test the Canadian innovation, which is poised to open up the world to people with limited mobility by helping avoid collisions when, for...

Shelfies: 3 Products In-Store And Ready To Improve Your Life Today

Copper88: Don’t Sweat it The unique element is in the fibres of the fabric itself. Rather than simply coating the yarn, Copper88 compression garments feature copper embedded in the fibres, so it doesn’t wash out. Why copper? Because it’s antimicrobial and also wicks away moisture, it kills bacteria and dries faster, so it’s also anti-odour. All of that means it...

Resilience, Recovery and Reaping the Rewards

I live with a chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, but I am not a patient. I am a healthcare consumer. And so are you. “Patient” is derived from a Latin word meaning to suffer. While this meaning applies at times, being defined as such isn’t the way I approach life – and I know others who feel the same. There’s...

Move It or Lose It: The Indisputable Link Between Mobility and Successful Aging

Move it or lose it
Ten years into retirement, Patricia Skidmore is still in awe of her ability to make change and lead an active life. Her outlook wasn’t always so hopeful. In her 50s, Skidmore, professor emeritus, Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario, was riddled with pain and resigned to hip replacement or back surgery. “I thought I was headed for a...

Smart Clothes: The Next Frontier In Healthcare

“Wearables” entered the popular lexicon only in the last decade with the proliferation of bracelet-style fitness trackers such as Fitbit, followed a little later by smartwatches from big mobile brands, including Apple and Samsung. But another generation of smart wearable technology – smart clothes – is already here and brings with it enormous potential for healthcare consumers and their caregivers. The...